Monday, March 29, 2010

BREAKING. ESPN shows 30 sports films as part of 30th anniversary year.

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The sports channel ESPN (DStv 230) will start to show 30 exceptional, and independently produced sports films from next week as part of ESPN's 30th anniversary as a sports broadcaster.

The ''30 for 30'' series are all documentaries that tell intimate, original stories from the sports world, with the first one going out on Thursday, 8 April at 20:00 on ESPN (DStv 230). Bradley Kaplan's moving portrait of the end of an era in sport will feature for the first time, unique footage of an aging Muhammad Ali preparing to fight for a fourth heavyweight title against Larry Holmes in Muhammad and Larry. Another one of the films are about South Africa and Nelson Mandela's role in the 1995 Rugby World Cup in The 16th Man.

For the schedule of the 30 for 30'' series for April and May, click on READ MORE below.

8 April: Kings Ransom
15 April: The Band That Wouldn't Die
22 April: Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL?
13 May: Muhammad and Larry
20 May: Without Bias
27 May: The Legend of Jimmy The Greek